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December 2017: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
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Brownsea Island, Dorset

Brownsea Island
Brownsea Island is the largest island in Poole Harbour, in the county of Dorset, England and can be reached by ferry. The Island was the location of the first ever Boy Scout camp , lead by Lord Baden-Powel in 1907, and now belongs to the National Trust. The island, which is mainly a mixture of woodland and heath areas, is home to red squirrels and a variety of birdlife including kingfishers and peacocks. Brownsea Island is an Area of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and houses a nature reserve run by the Dorset Wildlife Trust. Additionally, the island is home to the Brownsea Open Air Theatre who stage annual performances of the works of William Shakespeare .

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Other Dorset Naturals

Durdle Door
Jurassic Coast
Portland Bill
Purbeck Hills
Old Harry Rocks
Lyme Bay
Cranborne Chase
Lulworth Cove
Chesil Beach
Poole Harbour
Lyme Bay
River Axe
Golden Cap
Blackmore Vale
Marshwood Vale
Studland
Melbury Beacon and Melbury Down

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